WDHN Storm Team: Cool and windy weather on tap for today

Weather

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Things are quiet to kick off the final day of the work week, with most spots seeing partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 50s. Expect this tranquil weather to continue for the most part as we go through the rest of the morning, albeit with an increase in cloud cover area-wide as more moisture behind our front from yesterday moves in.

As we go through the afternoon hours, this wraparound moisture will stick around, keeping partly sunny to skies in place for most of us. Additionally, there will be the isolated chance for a shower or two, but the majority of us should stay dry. Highs today, thanks to the much cooler air that has filtered in post-front, will only top out in the low to mid 60s for most locations. We’ll also see windy conditions for much of the day too thanks to a strong pressure gradient behind the front, sustained at around 10-15 mph with potential gusts upwards of 30 to 40 mph in spots. Because of this, a Wind Advisory has been issued for the entirety of our area through mid-afternoon (4 PM CDT). Therefore, with the combination of cooler high temperatures and windy conditions, it will feel chilly outside for many of us, so make sure to grab a jacket if you’re planning on going and about!

We can expect much of the same weather to stick around for the final week of regular season Friday night football, but thankfully the winds will start to die down as we progress through the evening. We’ll start out temperature-wise in the upper 50s as most games kick off, dropping into the mid 50s by halftime and the low 50s by the time most matchups wrap up, with partly cloudy skies the name of the game. Therefore, you will definitely need to have a jacket handy if you’re planning on going out to watch any of the various matchups!

With the aforementioned wraparound moisture sticking around for much of Saturday too, we can once again expect partly sunny skies for much of the day. Thankfully though, it won’t be nearly as windy and we’ll stay entirely dry. Highs will remain on the cool side, with most spots topping out in the mid 60s.

High pressure will finally settle back in as we head into Halloween/Sunday, which will allow sunshine to return in full to the region, as well as more seasonable high temperatures in the low 70s. The trick-or-treating forecast similarly will feature very nice weather for the most part, but since we’ll cool down into the 50s throughout the evening under clear skies, I would definitely recommend bundling up if you’re planning on going out to get candy in your neighborhood!

We’ll keep this general pattern of sunny to mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures around for Monday through Wednesday of next week as well. Highs each day will top out in the low to mid 70s.

As we head into next Thursday, models are hinting at another upper level trough potentially pushing into the area. For now though, it looks like we will stay dry and partly sunny as it moves through. Highs once again will be seasonable in the mid 70s.

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